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The Night God Screamed (1971)

GP  |   |  Crime, Horror  |  1971 (USA)
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A woman is persecuted by Jesus freaks after they've crucified her preacher husband.

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Fanny Pierce
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Dan Spelling ...
Peter Coogan (as Daniel Spelling)
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Nancy Coogan
Dawn Cleary ...
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Jimmy Coogan
Stewart Bradley ...
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Deacon Paul
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Betty Coogan
Miller Pettit ...
Tennessee
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Eric Boles ...
Wade
Andrea Darvi ...
Kathy
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A woman is persecuted by Jesus freaks after they've crucified her preacher husband.

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God did not scream tonight
19 July 2008 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

There's a murderous Manson-like Jesus freak cult, following the unibrowed Jesus-lookalike Billy Joe and his enforcer, the hooded cross-toting Atoner The followers are hippy-dippy teenagers with motorcycles.

After the preacher husband of the female lead doesn't let them rob his donations without a few words, he's crucified and stabbed by them. His wife, who did not have a particularly stable mind to begin with, becomes more unhinged. Three of the cultists are put on death row, but The Atoner remains unidentified and free, as do the other cultists who weren't there at the robbery.

A judge invites the preacher's wife to babysit his four teenagers, not wise as she flipped out even more after being threatened with "vengeance" by the cultists after the trial. From there, it becomes a tale of a home invasion, mostly. I don't share the high admiration of the other raters, but it's not bad.


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